Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in the Eastern Shore?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in the Eastern Shore, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in January 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2018: Strawberries have a very brief season; and they start in early April in the South, May in most of the US, and early June in the North - don't miss them: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

You may noticed the new appearance to the website! Simpler, cleaner and mobile-friendly! I'm rolling it out, page by page over the next 2 months. Everything is still here; you can access it from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

the Eastern Shore U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Accomack County

  • Mason Beach Fruit Farm - blueberries, blackberries, Peaches, apricots, plums, pears and apples in season.
    29113 Masons Beach Road, Hacks Neck, VA 23358. Phone: (757) 442-7287. Email: fosterjg@esva.net  oPEN: Wednesday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 PM, beginning mid-June.. Directions: On the Eastern Shore, take Route 13 to Keller, turn west onto Route 180 to Pungoteague. Turn right at Pungoteague Post Office continuing on 180 west to Harborton General Store (3.1 miles). Continue straight onto Route 631 following it to 633/631 Y (1.3 miles) staying right on 631 to Hacks Neck proper (0.7 mile). Turn onto Mason Beach Road (0.5 mile) with farm driveway on right. Click here for a map. All fruit is "U-pick." Payment is on the "Honor System." Call for ripening dates of specific fruit. Please bring your own packing container. Some plastic bags and picking buckets are available. The farm normally opens around late June-- the exact date to be announced close to the date depending on the ripening of the blackberries and apricots.  In 2011, the farm opened Wednesday, June 22. Apricots are gone, blackberries are few. Peaches go quickly, Asian and European pears and apples come . (UPDATE: JULY 10,2011) (UPDATE: June 27, 2011, by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on September 20, 2013: "We went to Mason Beach Fruit Farm on a sunny September Friday afternoon in search of inexpensive apples for smoothies and other recipes. The owners were instantly available, quite helpful, and very gracious. They explained the differences in various apples, and even gave us each a free sample. They also still had a few pears. We were able to get 30 pounds of seconds for only 50 cents a pound! We also got 25 pounds of very fresh, wonderful "first" apples for only a dollar a pound! We are planning on apple smoothies, apple pies, apple crumb pie, just plain apples .... The Mutsu are huge and delicious. If you are headed up or down the Eastern Shore, or just want an idea for a pleasant day trip from Virginia Beach, please check out the Mason Beach Fruit Farm."

Northampton County

  • Pickett's Harbor Farms - Strawberries,
    3111 Pickett's Harbor Dr., Cape Charles, VA 23310. Phone: 757-331-1610. Open: in season, from 10 AM to 6 PM (closed Sundays). Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 30, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on August 30, 2013: "Love this farm! Choice of pick-your-own or already picked; check out their facebook page for up-to-date offerings."

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


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